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Old 12-30-2014, 01:21 PM
 
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North Carolina and Georgia are booming and growing at tremendous rates, no doubt about it. It seems like Virginia has kept up with those two in the past, but is lagging behind them at the moment. Do you believe Virginia will eventually catch up? Like I said, all three of them aren't too dissimilar regarding growth and population but Virginia seems to be lagging behind more and more as time goes by. People talk about one giant metro extending from Charlotte to the Research Triangle in NC that might exist in the future. Do you believe this will happen in Virginia, too? Possibly a giant metro extending from the Hampton Roads moving up through Richmond and ending in Northern Virginia? Any thoughts?
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Old 12-30-2014, 01:44 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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North Carolina and Georgia are booming and growing at tremendous rates, no doubt about it. It seems like Virginia has kept up with those two in the past, but is lagging behind them at the moment. Do you believe Virginia will eventually catch up? Like I said, all three of them aren't too dissimilar regarding growth and population but Virginia seems to be lagging behind more and more as time goes by. People talk about one giant metro extending from Charlotte to the Research Triangle in NC that might exist in the future. Do you believe this will happen in Virginia, too? Possibly a giant metro extending from the Hampton Roads moving up through Richmond and ending in Northern Virginia? Any thoughts?

The little state of South Carolina was also in the top ten in population growth from July 2013 to July 2014' It was actually ahead of Virginia putting it in 9th place and Virginia in 10th. You are always on about North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia, but you seem to overlook little SC that's growing by leaps and bounds also. Nearly two-thirds of the Palmetto State's 2013-14 population growth came from people moving to the state. That may not sound surprising to Charleston-area residents surrounded by ongoing development, but no other growing state saw more of its rising population come from net migration - the difference between people moving in and moving out.


Here we grow: South Carolina challenging Alabama for 23rd largest state - Post and Courier

Myrtle Beach, Charleston, and Hilton Head were the fastest growing metros on the whole Atlantic coast.
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Old 12-30-2014, 01:57 PM
 
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Virginia has higher cost of living than both of these states which plays a big part in this. I also doubt that will ever happen in Virginia with a big metro combining like that.
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Old 12-30-2014, 07:25 PM
 
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North Carolina and Georgia are booming and growing at tremendous rates, no doubt about it. It seems like Virginia has kept up with those two in the past, but is lagging behind them at the moment. Do you believe Virginia will eventually catch up? Like I said, all three of them aren't too dissimilar regarding growth and population but Virginia seems to be lagging behind more and more as time goes by. People talk about one giant metro extending from Charlotte to the Research Triangle in NC that might exist in the future. Do you believe this will happen in Virginia, too? Possibly a giant metro extending from the Hampton Roads moving up through Richmond and ending in Northern Virginia? Any thoughts?
South Carolina outgrew Virginia by raw numbers this last year...think SC will catch up before VA..at least growth wise. They won't catch up VA or GA/NC population. But the gap is closing
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Old 12-30-2014, 07:36 PM
 
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I doubt that VA catches up, nor should it try to. It already outperforms GA and NC in a couple of respects without a similar rapid growth rate.
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Old 12-30-2014, 08:08 PM
 
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Virginia will grow as long as DC grows. Only NOVA will grow mostly. I can't see richmond or virginia beach becoming more big time cities than what they are. but NOVA will be packed, like Northern New Jersey is now.
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Old 12-30-2014, 08:27 PM
 
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Isn't the Peninsula becoming more suburban or am I mistaken? The areas around Williamsburg and up towards Richmond?

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Old 12-30-2014, 09:20 PM
 
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What's the question exactly?

Newport News and Hampton seem more densly (maybe not densely, but built out) populated than the Southside (still TONS of land left to develop). The area between Richmond and Williamsburg is very sparsely populated though. If The expanded 460 ever gets built, south of the James will more likely be the side that connects Tidewater to Richmond. I just don't see New Kent and James City Counties urbanizing. I just feel like with I 64 and rail connecting the two metros that area would have already developed over the last 60 years.

There isn't anything happening in Richmond's eastern suburbs. Across the river in Chesterfield and down near Ft Lee, lots is going on though. Sabra, Rolls Royce, Amazon, some Chinese paper company (the name escapes me) have added thousands of jobs (with 2,000 expected with the paper company) along 295 in the last 5 years. Better routes to Tidewater from there may change South of the James pretty drastically (460 and 10 are already more developed than their counterparts , 60 and 5, north of the river)
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:22 PM
 
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I can see richmond and tidewater being connected as one metro. As for nothern Virginia, that wouldn't make any sense considering nothern va is already apart of the dc area which includes Maryland. Also, northern va is already disconnected from the state in general.

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Old 12-30-2014, 11:03 PM
 
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Both GA and NC continue to put distance between them and Virginia and I don't see that changing any time in the near future.
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